Other Manufactured Boards
I put boards on this page if they're the only board I own from
their particular manufacturer.
Whenever I see this board...I think of one thing:  McDonald's.  It's got that
corny looking yellow and red theme with what even looks a little like a
McDonald's "M" a the top.  All joking aside, this is a cardboard Ouija from
the 1940s.  It was manufactured by Lee Industries.  Instead of saying "Good
bye", this board says "Finis" which is French for Finish.  This is a little
strange.  J.M. Simmons put Au Revoire on some of their boards, but that
actually means good bye.
This is a Canadian board manufactured by Copp Clark.  It's made of wood
with the letters and simple graphics painted on.  It is obviously a Canadian
rip-off of the early Charles Kennard/William Fuld boards.  I've seen tons of
Copp Clark boards, they all look very similar.  Copp Clark wasn't much for
diversification.
This is the Ouija rival, the modern day Cryptique board.  The original run
of this board left a little to be desired, but they are now in their second run
(which is pictured above) and the board is thicker.  They've also changed the
board's font.  If you're looking for a good manufactured board, you'll have a
hard time finding one that's better.  I'd probably recommend these over the
latest Parker Brothers boards.  You can check out their interesting Website
here.  Or, you can view a picture of the original Cryptique here.
This is one of my favorite boards...the 1965 Zolar Enterprises Mystic Genii
Board.  It's actually made of wood!  (Pretty rare for a board from it's time
era except for the deluxe wooden Parker Brothers board.)  This board
seems to be pretty hard to find.  The only other one I've ever seen was at the
Museum of Talking Boards.  I especially like the strange symbols in the
middle of the board.  The planchette is also very cool...it has a hole in the tip
so you can put a pen through it.  It doubled as an automatic writing
planchette...how cool is that?
THE ORIGINAL OUIJA - 1891 Charles Kennard
WILLIAM FULD/PARKER BROTHERS - Page 1 Page 2 Page 3
HASKELITE/HASKO - Page 1   J.M. SIMMONS - Page 1
OTHER MANUFACTURERS - Page 1 Page 2
HAND-MADE BOARDS - Page 1 Page 2
BOXES - Page 1 Page 2 Page 3
PLANCHETTES - Page 1
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